Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Portabella potato bake

This is the type of fall fare that people write songs about. Warm and gooey right out of the oven, this dish takes less than 30 minutes and looks like it takes hours. And it is delicious!


Portabella Potato Bake

2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 lbs new potatoes, quartered
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved if desired
2 portabella mushrooms, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lg onion, cut into wedges
1 large handful of basil, roughly chopped
2 Tbs of pesto
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

In a very large oven proof pan, coat potatoes in olive oil and agitate until the potatoes start to get soft. Add in the onions and the mushrooms. When the onions start to go clear, add in the rest of the ingredients except for the mozzarella. Toss until the texture is to your liking and the pesto has coated everything. Add salt to taste at this point.

Take off the burner and add the mozzarella cheese over the top of the entire pan. Put in the oven under broil until the cheese is nicely golden brown.

Serves 6 as an entree.

This dish is very versatile as well... I can imagine that you could add in summer squash, zucchini, or egg plant and still get a wonderful meal! It is the perfect dish for this time of the year as the evenings start getting that nip in the air but the days are still nice enough to eat outside. If you find a variation you like, please, pass it on to me. I would love to try it!



ColorSlut said...

Wow. Amazing recipe. We'll try it out. I'm glad you are back to cooking!

Katie said...

Oh my. This looks delicious, we will be adding yet another 'Val' recipe to our meal plan, thanks lady!

Nessa said...

Hi Val! I've missed so much of your blog as I have been so very busy with work nonsense. I am reading and catching up!

This recipe looks wonderful! Just what I love, wholesome ingredients and put together with love. I can't wait to try it.


Val in the Rose Garden said...

Thanks Ladies.... it was SO good! And for once, it didn't make me sick. I have been feeling like myself again these last couple days and LOVING IT! :) Plus, I felt the baby move two days ago. It's all turning out to be a pretty wonderful week here.

If you try any fun variations with garden ingredients let me know. I really love stuff like this (and I can eat it!) so more things to try would be wonderful.



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Nessa said...

Val! OMG! I guess I haven't read far enough back yet to realize why you have been feeling so ill! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am very happy for you and your family! :o)

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Thanks Nessa! :) It has been a really long couple of months for me, but I seem to be pulling out of it finally. 13 wks down, and counting. :)

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